The Eaton Rapids Silver Sharks swim team took to the pool Thursday, Nov. 15, playing host to the Oak Park YMCA at its first swim meet of the fall season.
Parents and friends of the swimmers filled the pool’s bleachers to cheer on the two teams – who have held meets together several times over the past year.
With the emphasis on trying to beat their personal best times (rather than “winning” a heat) the young swimmers were enthusiastic and highly supportive of all swimmers. Parents, along with members of the Eaton Rapids High School swim team, helped with timing and organization.
The Eaton Rapids Silver Sharks is made up of swimmers in grades second through eighth. This fall’s team includes Melissa Copeland, Cody Kelley, Maggie Sanders, Allison Pretzel, Shelby Love, Joseph Bair, Jack Monroe, Mary Sanders, Cameron Barton, Kelly Bumstead, Moriah Harrison, Raelyn Hickey, Vincent Ellsworth, Sophie Howse, Hailey Hunter and Maggie Monroe.
The Silver Sharks is one of numerous Eaton Rapids Community Pool programs and is coached by Aquatics Coordinator Lori Chapman. The sharks swim year-round – with fall, winter, spring and summer enrollment sessions.
For more information, contact Chapman at 517-663-3484 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.